Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Photo by @christiansolbeck - a #photographer who is dedicated to the colourful people of Nuuk and Greenland in stunning portraits. Also meet the model - Nikolaj Heinrich, fisherman, hunter and former politician. At 79 he still goes on the fjord fishing. @christiansolbeck #nuuk #photojournalism ...
  • We don’t know who made this - but it is one beautiful heart don’t you think? Photo by @polarphile. #greenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #nuuknooks #nuuk #kalaallitnunaat #lifeatthetopoftheworld #heart #ice #icesculpture #sunset #arctic #winterishere #snowparadise #nuukfjord #lifebythesea
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    January moods like this.. Photo by @rojcph #iphone7 #shotoniphone #tv_allnature #nature #naturelover #worldmobilephotography #pixelpanda #shotzdelight #harmonyoflight #pocket_family #rsa_vsco #rsa_outdoors #ig_fotogramers #ig_myshots #illgrammers #visualambassadors #way2ill #colourfulnuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Oh business travel - suits, meetings and business cards. Sounds a bit dull, but is actually mind blowing events that can be combined with fashion, culture and nature. Just like @vestnordentravelmart did when the travel fair was held in Nuuk in september. So next time you look for a special venue ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The view from the top of the mountain Hjortetakken during a twilight zone helicopter flight. Who wants to join? Photo by @arnatsiaq @air_greenland_official @colourful_nuuk @tupilaktravel @ilovegreenland #beautifulview #sunsetview #helicoptertour #winter #snowy #mountains #arctic #colourfulnuuk ...
  • Happy new year from all of Nuuk who to all of you! #nuuk #kalaallitnunaat #greenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #happynewyear
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    This is such a fitting image for how the winter views of Nuuk are right now! In just a few days we have the shortest day of the year of under four hours. And when the sun is out it is basically a four hour sunset 🌅 #photo by @avigumma - #sunset #colourfulnuuk #december2017 #christmaslights #nuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Christmas is around the corner, #nuuk has transformed to this winter wonderland. You can visit Our Saviors Church in the old part of Nuuk and join a Christmas mass - or just enjoy the views from the hill top behind it. Photo by @annamjakobsen #juljuljul #kalaallitnunaat #snow #nuuk ...
  • Did you know that the famous #excalibur can actually be found in Qooqqut about 45 minutes of sailing from Nuuk? Remember that when you are exhausted from trying to pull it from the Greenlandic bedrock you can refill and relax at the Qooqqut Nuan restaurant and cabins. Thanks to @marrlennka for ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    December is a wonderful time of the year - also in Nuuk. The Christmas spirit lives in everyone and you are invited to all the cozy festivities - like this where the Christmas three was lighted up in the old part of the town. Photo by @nunafoto #nunafoto #colourfulnuuk #julenuuk #christmas ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    It is amazing how you can experience the raw and beautiful greenlandic nature just by driving a few kilometers away from the center of Nuuk. #takeover @thecopenhagentraveler ______________________________________________________________ #colourfulnuuk #greenland #greenlandpioneer #droneview #artic ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    This beauty is Dubi, a “Nuuk Dog”. Until the 1960’s it wasn’t allowed to bring dogs to Nuuk - the only dogs in town was police dogs, shepherd dogs and guide dogs. There ended up being an unofficial dog breed by the name of “Nuuk Dog” which is a mix of the three allowed breeds. 🐶🇬🇱 ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    I spend two hours at this spot having two cameras shooting and the drone flying around - brilliant scenery. Even more brilliant because it was the first time in four days I saw the sun 🙏🏼🌞 #takeover @thecopenhagentraveler _____________________________________________________________ #colourfulnuuk ...

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